The City of Eunice, Louisiana’s Prairie Cajun Capital, is in the heart of the top crawfish-producing area in the United States. Blessed with this natural resource, the World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off was started in 1986 to showcase our crawfish industry and local chefs. Held on March 26, 2023 at the Northwest Pavilion, the World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off attracts locals and visitors who appreciate good cookin’!
Teams compete to see who can cook the best crawfish etouffee (smothered crawfish). Celebrity and professional judges proclaim winners in three categories; Amateur, Professional and Club/Organization. Teams also vie for People's Choice and the Best Decorated Booth --- the entries for this category get more creative every year. Once the judges have their samples from the booths, the public can buy the crawfish etouffee directly from the participants. Participants can also cook and sell one other food items in addition to their crawfish etouffee.
2023 : Beginning Saturday night, March 25th, 8:00pm-12:00am we will host the Cook-Off Kick-Off Dance in The Barn at Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Eunice, LA -- band TBA].
On Sunday morning beginning at 10am, bands perform for the listening and dancing pleasure of our visitors until 3:30pm. Winners are announced from the music stage at approximately 3:30pm.